California police confirm 10 dead in shooting at Chinese New Year celebrations
At least 10 people were killed and 10 injured in a shooting in Monterey Park, California.
Saturday night’s dance ballroom shooting was the deadliest shooting since the Uvalde school shooting in May last year, and was the second of the city’s Lunar New Year celebrations on the same day. The celebration brought together thousands of members of the Asian American community.
People were “screaming and rushing out of the place” when police arrived on the scene, Lt. Andrew Meyer of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told reporters Sunday morning that some of those hospitalized He said he was in a dangerous condition.
It’s too early to tell if the shooter knew someone in the ballroom or if the mass murder was a hate crime.
Seung Won Choi, who runs a restaurant where people have been evacuated from the shooting, LA Times The shooter was alleged to have a machine gun and multiple ammunition.
Investigators investigate possible links to another case
The motive for the Monterey Park shooting remains unclear, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff Capt. Andrew Meyer.
He said investigators did not know if the victim was targeted and said it was too early to tell if the attack was a hate crime. los angeles times.
“We’re looking at it from all angles,” said Capt. Meyer.
He said investigators were investigating whether the shooting could be somehow linked to another incident in the neighboring Alhambra.
“There are investigators on the scene trying to determine if there is a connection between these two incidents,” he said.
Megan SheetsJanuary 22, 2023 13:27
Massacre is deadliest since Uvalde school shooting
The Monterey Park shooting is the deadliest in the United States since the Uvalde School shooting last May, when 22 people died, including 19 children.
According to the Associated Press/USA Today Database of Mass Murders in the United States, this month is the fifth mass shooting in which at least four people have died.
Last year was the second-highest number of genocides since tracking began in 2006. It has the third highest number of casualties overall, surpassing only 2017 and 2019.
Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 13:22
Second day of Chinese New Year celebration canceled
A Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey Park drew thousands on Saturday before the shooting that night.
A two-day celebration was planned, but authorities canceled the event after the shooting.
Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 13:12
Police say it’s too early to tell if shooting was a hate crime
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it was too early to know if the shooter knew someone in the ballroom or if the shooting was a hate crime. There was no description of the suspected man or the weapon he used, and police did not explain why the shooter did not provide information about the shooting for hours while he was on the run.
Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 13:00
Police Investigate Incident in Nearby City Possible Link to Monterey Park Shooting
Police are investigating another incident in the nearby Alhambra city to see if it’s related to the shooting in Monterey Park, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
The shooter is on the run.
Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 12:58
Footage shows a deserted street in the aftermath of the shooting
Footage captured by journalists last night shortly after the shooting showed a deserted, off-limits street guarded by police cars.
my colleague Shweta Sharma When rich booth For more information, see our report on the shooting.
Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 12:55
Marvel star ‘angry and heartbroken’ after shooting in area home to thousands of Asian Americans
Marvel star Shim Liu said he was “shocked, sad, angry and heartbroken” by the shootings in an area home to thousands of Asian-American families.
“For those unfamiliar, Monterey Park is a city in LA County and is majority-owned by AAPI,” he said. “It’s the home of Asian American families, parents, grandparents, siblings, sons and daughters, aunts and uncles. We were all looking forward to celebrating the New Year this weekend.”
Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 12:47
Suspect ‘had a machine gun and multiple ammunition’
The owner of a nearby restaurant, where people had evacuated from the shooting, said the shooter was believed to have had a machine gun.
Three people ran into his restaurant and told him to lock the door, he said.
Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 12:42
People were ‘screaming’ from the venue when police arrived
According to Lt. Andrew Meyer of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, people were “screaming and pouring out of the place” when police arrived at 10:22 Saturday night.
Officers then entered the venue, reportedly a dance ballroom, while firefighters treated the injured.
Andy GregoryJanuary 22, 2023 12:36
Police say 20 dead in shooting, 10 of them dead
A mass shooting in Monterey Park on Saturday night left 20 people dead and injured, 10 of them dead, police said.
The shooting reportedly took place at a dance ballroom on Garvey Avenue after a Lunar New Year celebration that brought together thousands of members of the Asian-American community.
Capt. Andrew Meyer of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department said the injured were taken to hospital Sunday morning and their conditions ranged from stable to critical.The 10 people killed died at the scene. did, he said.
The shooter is on the run.
We will use this live blog to provide live updates on the situation.
Andy GregoryJan 22, 2023 12:29